At a recent summer indoor picnic Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and other area priests and religious, received the generous hospitality of the Manitowoc Serrans. Conversation was upbeat. Food was plentiful. Prayers offered together were sincere for vocations to the priesthood and vowed religious life. The gathering numbered about 90 people.
A Franciscan missionary Saint Junipero Serra is well known as the 18th century founder of a string of California missions. Like Saint Serra, the Serrans of today put faith into action. Whether through meetings, vocational programs, or personal involvement in school, parish and diocesan activities, Serrans accept the challenge of fostering vocations and encouraging spiritual growth.
Present at this gathering were Roncalli Catholic High School Campus Minister Taylor Geiger and Lasallian Youth volunteers. The young people aim to be agents of love in the spirit of St. John the Baptist de La Salle. They commit themselves respond with bold creativity in the world today to a variety of service projects. Collaborating with the Manitowoc Serrans is one of those ways of outreach.At the end of the evening, Sisters offered our traditional sung blessing of St. Francis over our benefactors. Please join us in prayer for all the vocations needed in our Church.